Meadowridge Voices

A blog for Meadowridge School and the educational community.

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Nordic Skiing, Italian Comedy Skits, and Coral Reef Sculptures: Classroom Without Walls Round-up

Our Middle School and High School Students delved into extended inquiry, real-world application, and deeper exploration of curricular topics during the year’s first Classroom Without Walls (CWOW). Let’s find out about the learning and fun our students and teachers had during their latest CWOW.

Read the Blog about Nordic Skiing, Italian Comedy Skits, and Coral Reef Sculptures: Classroom Without Walls Round-up
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Founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Psychologist Marc Brackett begs the question: when did you last ask someone how they felt and wanted a truthful answer? Further, when did you last give a truthful answer? We ask this question multiple times a day as a common courtesy rather than a genuinely inquisitive query.

Read the Blog about Permission to Feel: Achieving Well-Being with Marc Brackett & Brené Brown
Diya G. standing outside of Meadowridge School

Our students have so many amazing stories to share. The Meadowridge Awards and Recognition Committee want to recognize the work of our incredible students. Each month, teachers in Elementary, Middle, and High School nominate a student who has demonstrated characteristics of the learner profiles in a memorable and inspiring way. Through our Gryphons of the Month, it’s our hope that, as a community, we hear the “stories of our students.”

Read the Blog about Gryphons of the Month: November 2022
Omid leaning against a soccer net

Things were going well, and he liked his new school, but there were still some small-but-noticeable differences that made him miss Meadowridge. He missed the extra care his teachers showed, the extra attention they paid to academics, yes, but also all the other things that make us who we are. Omid also missed his peers and the way they carried themselves, a mix of respect and manners that had been instilled in them early on at the school.

Read the Blog about The True Gift of a Meadowridge Education: Interview with Omid Motameni ’18
JK students walking across wooden beams

Old milk crates, used tires, metal coils, kitchen utensils (that have seen better days), cable drums, thingymabobbers, thingymajiggs, and odds and ends, are just a few of the many peculiar items, or “loose parts,” you’ll find in the Loose Parts Play Space used by the Junior Kindergarten students.

Read the Blog about Unexpected Treasures: Loose Parts Play Space Inspires Endless Possibilities for Junior Kindergarten